Shadow Box Village

We had a team meeting/Christmas Party yesterday. What a grea time I had. We had three demonstrations — making bows, making a box with the gift box punch board and the scalloped tag topper punch and Watercolor Embossing Folder. All three demonstrations were great. Look how cute these designer paper bows are:
We also had a gift exchange. Everyone was required to make an item using Stampin' Up! supplies, wrap it up with a new on it. Then we played a little game and everyone received a gift. This is the gift I made.
It was a wonderful way to start the Holiday Season. Then a quiet night at home with hubby watching Polar Express.
I hope you had a wonderful Saturday too.

Welcome New Baby

Wednesday night I attended an Occasions Catalog Kick Off Party. That's right the Occasions Catalog premier is right around the corner. You will receive your copy in just a couple of weeks — ordering begins on January 6th. As we were leaving the Catalog Kick Off Party we each received a new stamp set along with our copy of the Occasions Catalog and a Sale-a-Bration Brochure — you guys are going to love this new catalog. See how much I love mine.
The new stamp set we received is called One Tag Fits All — very cute images. Here's a quick card I made yesterday before I left for work.
My boss became a grandpa for the first time. I needed a baby card to go with the gift, so I quickly made one. The card base is Whisper White with a layer of Lullaby DSP. I stamped the "Ducky" with Memento ink and colored with Blendabilities. I stamped the tag with Baked Brown Sugar and punched out with coordinating punch. Then I stamped the words with VersaMark and embossed with White embossing powder. I added a Crisp Cantalope banner and popped the "Ducky" up with dimensionals.

Lego Robot

 Back in early November we had a family birthday party for two of my grandchildren.  My sister,Tina, couldn't be there but she sent cards with special gifts for them.  This is the one of the cards she made.  I love this card.  When the Annual Catalog came out in June I immediately fell in love with this Boys will be Boys stamp set.  I ordered it right away but still have not used it, but I will now.  I LOVE this card — it is so adorable.  Don't you think so?

RobotThe base of the card is Real Red with a layer of Basic Black and Whisper White that has been embossed with the Arrow embossing folder.  The robot was stamped with Memento ink and colored in with Blendabilities and cut out ovals using the Oval Collection Framelits.  Last she added banners using the Brights DSP Stack.  A pretty quick and easy card that really says WOW — love it.